REI Community
Select Route:
Coffin Dodger T 
Epitaph, The T 
Family Plot T 
Gift, The T 
Keswick Lads Day Out.  T 
Rigor Mortis T 

The Gift 

YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c C2

Type:  Trad, Aid, 3 pitches, 360', Grade III
Original:  YDS: 5.8+ French: 5b Ewbanks: 16 UIAA: VI- ZA: 15 British: HVS 4c C2 [details]
FA: 14th Oct 2002. Paul Ross Paul Marshall (UK) var leads
New Route: Yes
Page Views: 1,630
Submitted By: USBRIT Ross on Oct 14, 2002

You & This Route  |  Other Opinions (1)
Your todo list:
Your stars:
Your rating: -none- [change]
Your ticklist: [add new tick]
Your opinion of this PAGE:    [0 people like this page.]
Climber on first pitch

RAIN, WET ROCK and RAPTOR CLOSURES: The sandstone around Moab is fragile and is very easily damaged when it is wet. Also please ask and be aware of Raptor Closures in areas such as CAT WALL and RESERVOIR WALL in Indian Creek MORE INFO >>>


The route is located on the Tombstone formation about one mile east of Lost World Butte. See new Desert Rock Guide IV. This route 'The Gift' was put up after the guide was printed. The first pitch, a 200' perfect corner, was led by Paul Marshall - a Brit. This was his very first climb in the US after arriving in Grand Junction the night before, and his first route on sandstone.

The Gift.III 5.8+ C2 360' The climb takes the big open corner about 100' left of 'Keswick Lads Day Out'.

1) Easy 30' to a bolt at the foot of the corner. A mixture of small cams, wires, and bolts for 40'. Then camhooks lead to better placements to a belay in the Eagles nest. 200' C2

2) Continue 20' up an overhanging groove, and then traverse right along a horizontal crack for 60' to an anchor below good cracks. 80' C2

3) Follow cracks to a big ledge. 80' 5.8+ C1

The corner on the right of ledge leads to the rap anchors and a scramble to the summit register on Keswick Lads Day Out route. 2 raps to ground - USE two 60m ropes.


4 leeper cam hooks.

Two 0 aliens, two 0 friends, three .05, 1, 1.5, 2, 2.5, 3, 3.5" cams, two 4", one 5" and 6". One set of stoppers.

Photos of The Gift Slideshow Add Photo
Rock Climbing Photo: Paul Marshall on F.A. of The Gift, Utah
Paul Marshall on F.A. of The Gift, Utah

Comments on The Gift Add Comment
Show which comments
From: Keswick Cumbria.UK
Jan 14, 2014

No reported second ascent as of 2014

Mountain Project

The Definitive Climbing Resource

MTB Project

Next Generation MTB Trail Maps

Powder Project

Backcountry Ski Maps & Secret Stashes
FREE Stickers · Gyms · RSS · School of Rock · Contact · About